Monday, June 30, 2008

My Boston Area Trip: McIntyre & Moore Booksellers

I didn't get to visit their new location in Porter Square yet, but I was saddened to learn on my most recent trip to the Boston area that McIntyre and Moore Booksellers had moved from their terrific Davis Square, Somerville location this March. I first found this store when they were in Harvard Square in the late 90s, then followed them out to Davis Square when they moved. I liked this location because it gave me an excuse to go out to the funky Davis Square neighborhood, which I imagine is no longer as funky if it was the typical rent issues that influenced this latest move.

This shop has long been one of my favorites, with a huge philosophy section, a large International Relations section, and a nice gender section standing out in my memory. I fondly remember ducking out of some Massachusetts weather pattern or other to spend hours combing this store. If I had a nickel for every scholarly book I have purchased at their stores over the years, I'd have quite a bit of nickels.

Anyhow, you can visit their website here for more information. Their new location, at
1971 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02140, looks like it is convenient to the Red Line T, so hopefully that will keep them afloat.

Until my next visit, here are some pictures as an homage to the old location.